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The triumph of Diana Nyad

Sep 4, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  What did you do over the Labor Day weekend?

Should a grown man admit to tearing up when listening to the epic swim of Diana Nyad?
Probably ... [more]

Rest in torment

Sep 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, is dead, apparently by his own hand

Ariel Castro is the man in Cleveland, Ohio, who kidnapped three young ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Labor Day
Thanks for the day off for Labor Day. Monday isn't a publication day for us any more, but it usually is a work day. We kept the doors locked ... [more]

Carriers of the 'Rolex gene'

Sep 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Too many politicians are affected -- both Republican and Demo

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., was given two and a half years in prison ... [more]

The fibs come from all sides

Sep 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  From "news" to entertainment, what's wrong with the truth?

I found a 1943 Army Air Force survival manual in a pile of old books at the Army surplus ... [more]

Selling alcohol on the reservation

Sep 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It was banned for a reason, and there ought to an equally good one to reinstate it

For the first time in decades, there is real discussion about ... [more]

New regulations on hiring veterans and disabled are a noble objective

Aug 30, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  In a week when the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington helped refocus the nation's attention on jobs and equality, the Labor Department issued new ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Summer cukes and zukes and Jerry Garcia

Aug 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lew Diehl and Charlie Treber have been keeping The Ranger office in fresh vegetables this month. Charlie (a nickname for Mary) works here. Lew is a frequent ... [more]

Emergency training

Aug 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This week's drill was planned, but sometimes responders use a 'live' call for extra practice

You might have wondered why emergency personnel ... [more]

Economy won't improve until wages do too

Aug 29, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Do you feel like you're working harder than ever, but your pay isn't keeping up? That's probably because you are -- and it's not.
A new study by the Economic ... [more]

What if the twins are female?

Aug 29, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  I know girls can be complicated, because I was one

These words are being written on Friday night.
I'm writing this column a little early -- so shame ... [more]

Action in Syria

Aug 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The prospect raises many questions with few obvious answers, but it might be done anyway

All signs point today to the likelihood of U.S.-led military ... [more]

'Meth math' looks bad for Wyoming

Aug 28, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Lecturing drug addicts is about as successful as talking to your dog -- they may listen, but like Fido, they can't understand.

When Timothy Pitt first ... [more]

Yes, but ...

Aug 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fifty years after the March on Washington, let us not surrender to self-congratulation

Fifty years after the upheaving March on Washington in 1963, a ... [more]

As first 9/11 trials planned, loved ones of victims getting some relief

Aug 27, 2013 - By Ben Fox, The Associated Press:  GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The visitors getting VIP treatment from the U.S. military sat through days of legal debate so dense that even lawyers yawned ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  No more 90?
Here is a seasonal question we like to ask this time of year: Are our 90-degree days over for the year? Weather watchers know it's rare to ... [more]

Why is one museum director an improvement over three?

Aug 25, 2013 - Ann Rowner, Riverton:  Editor:
Please explain to me how having one director for all the museums would be a better idea. The problem is not with the museums each having a separate ... [more]

Smile because it happened

Aug 25, 2013 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Maybe it's a sign of advancing age, but I've been to an inordinate number of funerals this summer. As the common cliché rings out, the only two things in life ... [more]

Four words

Aug 25, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  In the hot summer of 1963, Martin Luther King talked about his dream
Most people living in America today were not yet born when Martin Luther King Jr. ... [more]

Volunteers, performers, patrons all made River Walk a succes

Aug 23, 2013 - By Karen Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
During a conversation one day, someone asked of a new resident, "Why on Earth would you move to Riverton, Wyo., except for work?"
During the summer, ... [more]

Thanks for the fodder, residents

Aug 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents rely on law enforcement to respond to any request for help within Fremont County. And dispatchers receive all kinds of calls - including some that ... [more]

City traffic

Aug 23, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  A new municipal ordinance changes things for collection and enforcement

It probably came as a surprise to many Riverton residents to hear that the ... [more]

In Egypt, choices for the U.S. run from bad to worse

Aug 22, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The bloody images coming out of Egypt invite Americans to pick white hats and black hats: to punish the generals who staged a coup and killed many ... [more]

Finding ourselves in the newspaper

Aug 22, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Sometimes I can hear those old newspapers talking."
That line came from a character in a summer theater performance by the University of Wyoming's Snowy ... [more]

Eyes wide open

Aug 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Soon enough, Internet crimes will be less amusing and more troubling

We quote from The Associated Press:
"A judge has set an Oct. 9 trial date for a ... [more]

Mexico right in wanting to open oil industry to investors

Aug 21, 2013 - By The Dallas Morning News:  Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto still needs to fill in details about his intriguing proposal to open up more of Mexico's energy industry to foreign ... [more]

What everyone 'knows' of Wyoming

Aug 21, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Not very much, judging by an online search.

Many Americans couldn't find Wyoming on a map.
Most likely, few of our fellow citizens around the ... [more]

Critics carrying the day

Aug 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  If there are supporters of a single director for the county museums, they are keeping quiet.

On the single-director concept for the county's museum ... [more]

Three years out, Cruz is a 2016 force

Aug 20, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Ted Cruz is on a roll.
The tea party firebrand from Texas has been in the Senate all of seven months, but he's already looking like a strong contender for the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Still the season
No, last week's day or two of cooler, damper weather didn't mean summer was over. This week's hot, dry, smoky weather proves it's ... [more]